Mr Neil Stanley

Mr Neil Stanley


I have over two decades of experience teaching law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I am a qualified Solicitor with twelve years post-qualification experience. In addition, I have three years experience in a niche planning consultancy, specialising in listed buildings and conservation areas.

Research interests

I have a particular interest in how legal processes respond to expressions of public concern relating to hazards.

I am interested in environmental law: pollution control, planning law (including the built heritage) and nature conservation.

Mr research interests also involve torts, corporate manslaughter, emergency planning/disasters, and  risk and legal processes.

I was a partner in an ESRC funded project entitled 'Perception and Communication of Terrorist Risk' (2008) and a project called 'Cyclops' (Cycling of Phosphorous in the Eastern Mediterranean), an EU funded (1.9m euro), seven-partner marine science project (with legal aspect), running from 1999 to 2003.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

I am the module co-ordinator for all Torts modules and Environmental modules.

This includes Pollution Control at undergraduate and postgraduate level, planning and nature conservation at undergraduate level, and European environmental law at postgraduate level.

I was runner up in the Law Teacher of the Year competition 2007-2008.

My environmental law modules have a practical focus, mirrored in the 'real life' problem-based assessment tasks. 

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>